Former athletic director to receive national award
The success keeps rolling in for former TCU Athletic Director Frank Windegger.
Windegger will receive the 46th James J. Corbett Memorial Award at the 2012 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Conference on Wednesday at the Hilton-Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The NACDA past president will also receive an honorary degree from the Sports Management Institute, a sponsored educational institute by NACDA and universities from across the country, according to a press release.
The Corbett Award is presented annually to the collegiate administrator who "through the years has most typified Corbett's devotion to intercollegiate athletics and worked unceasingly for its betterment,” according to the release. The award is the highest honor one can achieve in collegiate athletics administration. Corbett, athletics director at Louisiana State University, was NACDA's first president in 1965.
"Receiving the James J. Corbett Award is an amazing honor and I am grateful to those who named me as a recipient," said Windegger in a press release. "This has been a surprising and appreciated culmination to a fulfilling career. I have been very fortunate to spend my life working in such a rewarding field. My years in NACDA are some of the best years of my life."
The NACDA is a professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, according to the press release.
Windegger has a history of success and achievement. As a TCU student athlete in 1953, he was recruited by football coach Abe Martin and was a pitcher on the Horned Frogs baseball team. Upon graduation in 1957, Windegger spent two years in the Army and worked as a high school coach.
He then returned to TCU in 1962 to take over the baseball program leading the team to the 1963 Southwest Conference (SWC) title as the youngest coach ever at the age of 28. Before becoming the athletic director in 1975, Windegger coached baseball and worked as the ticket manager, athletics business manager and assistant athletics director.
Other honors Windegger received include various Halls of Fame, NACDA and the TCU Lettermen’s Association as well as the gallery in the SWC wing of the Texas Sports Hall named in his honor.
Today on 360
TCU can't complete sweep, falls 3-0 to Texas
C.J Hinojosa proved to be the thorn in TCU’s side, as the Horned Frogs couldn’t pull off the sweep, falling to the Texas Longhorns 3-0. Hinojosa, dating back to Friday’s game, reached base in eight straight at-bats and drove in two runs Saturday, leading the Longhorns to a victory.
Equestrian team announces new rider
The TCU equestrian team added another rider to its roster today after Hunt Seat coach Logan Fiorentino announced the addition of South Anchorage High School graduate Kari Hancock. Hancock, who has already been accepted to the John V. Roach Honors College and chosen as a Chancellor's Scholar, will join the team in the fall, according to a press release.
Berry Street construction to end soon; other campus construction underway
The almost two year long construction project on Berry Street will soon come to a close, director of major projects Harold Leeman said. “Berry Street construction was supposed to be finished by the third week of March. The roadwork was finished by that time but all the finishing landscape was not complete,” he said.
Like us on Facebook
Join our mailing list to be kept up to date on the latest campus news. We'll email you as big news breaks and send you regular updates with stories from TCU 360, the Daily Skiff, TCU News Now and Image magazine.